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Do you warm up before a gig?

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Post Wed Dec 27, 2006 3:02 pm

This is me warming up.


Singing while playing drums really helps me warm up quickly.
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Post Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:36 am

Sometimes there isn't time. But I prefer to warm up. I have nothing specific. Just paradiddles, rolls, press rolls etc.
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Post Mon Jan 01, 2007 3:04 am

I always warm up, I'm pretty fanatical about it. I'll take my sticks and work on some things out of Stick Control on a practice pad, and I'll also do some triplets with my feet and things like that. Then I'll stretch and jog in place a bit before a show, because I think it's a good idea to get my heart rate up before just jumping onstage cold.
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Post Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:38 pm

Crazy. Some gigs where I'm running sound from the stage I barely have time to get a good drum sound nevermind spend hours warming up.

I try, when possible, to get 15 minutes in... but it seems few and far between.
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Post Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:14 am

why would one not warm up?
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Post Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:00 pm

yea i do some basic streches before i go on, then maybe tap around on my knees or something with my sticks
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Post Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:19 pm

warm with rudiments. then i do twenty pushups and situps.
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Post Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:36 pm

my longest gig was like 25 mins and it was pretty amatuer, i cant see wrming up improving my playing when its only for that long..